Mrs. Ryan's Class

A Digital Learning Hub for students and parents

Exemplars of Digital Learning Hubs

on September 13, 2015

This week, I set out to find an exemplar Digital Learning Hub that I can use as an inspiration and model when creating mine. Since I would ultimately like to create my hub on wordpress.com or wordpress.org, I started there and found this found this classroom website, https://crs5thgrade.wordpress.com. It is designed almost exactly like I hope mine will be.

pages The menu to navigate the site on the left is where I envision the links to different pages for students and teachers on my site. I also got some new ideas about content to include in my own Learning Hub. I especially like the “Specific to G5” page that defines the lingo that teachers use with parents. What a helpful resource!

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I also reviewed some of the Learning Hubs created by graduates of the IT/DML Program and was impressed by the design and content. After browsing each of the sites, I decided to include the following pages in my Learning Hub based on their examples: Read Aloud (https://sites.google.com/site/tflanagan214), Tutorials (https://sites.google.com/a/avon.k12.ct.us/aps—digital-instruction-specialist/home), Curriculum (https://sites.google.com/site/mrds1stgradeclass/home), and Newsletters. I also like the “More” tab on http://www.mrsd4ece.com that shows links to personal information like the teacher’s blog, resume, and philosophy.

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My next step will be to get started on creating my own Digital Learning Hub. I anticipate some growing pains, but ultimately the benefits that this resource can provide will be worth it.

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One response to “Exemplars of Digital Learning Hubs

  1. Tim Flanagan says:

    You’ve found a lot of great ideas by looking at different sites. It’s reminding me of what I’d like to add to my hub! The screenshots from the G5 site really show how important the layout is, as well as the content. I think you’re on your way to developing the kind of hub that other teachers will use as an exemplar!

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